Solomon Islands govt lawyers go on strike

4:09 pm on 5 December 2018

Government lawyers in Solomon Islands have gone on strike after a 28 day notice to improve their terms and conditions was not responded according to their satisfaction.

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The Government Lawyers Association, or GLA, said after many discussions over the past year, a serious lack of commitment by the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs and the Ministry of Public Service had been observed.

The SIBC reported the strike notice lapsed on Tuesday.

The GLA consists of lawyers from the Attorney-General's office, the Office of Public Prosecutions, the Public Solicitors Office and the Law Reform Commission.

It also includes lawyers in sections of the Office of Public Trustee and Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.